For drones to transform daily life, they will have to move beyond pilots. Unmanned aircraft envisioned for everything from package delivery and rescue work to agricultural survey and military scouting still require pilots or direct operators.  Those human pilots either fly the UAV with a joystick like a remote-control aircraft or guide the drone by entering waypoints, monitoring and navigating the vehicle as it maneuvers. Both approaches limit where UAVs can go and how they can fly, ...

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